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Fact Check- Obama said Social Security Checks may not go out on Aug. 3 if the debt ceiling is not increased

Fact Check- Obama said Social Security Checks may not go out on Aug. 3 if the debt ceiling is not increased

President Barack Obama and Congress are in intense discussions on raising the debt ceiling — the legal limit on how much money the government can borrow.  But the negotiations aren’t going so well, leaving observers — and some participants — to consider whether there are Plan B’s, Plan C’s and Plan D’s if the negotiators can’t reach an agreement in time. After hitting the debt ceiling earlier this year, the [...]

Has Barack Obama fired more cruise missiles than all Nobel Peace Prize winners Combined?

Has Barack Obama fired more cruise missiles than all Nobel Peace Prize winners Combined?

The decision by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama in 2009, the first year of his presidency, has long rankled his opponents, who felt he was inexperienced and hadn’t earned the prestigious award. And even many of Obama’s supporters were disappointed by his decisions to continue the U.S. role in Iraq and send more troops to Afghanistan. So when Obama in March 2011 [...]

PolitiFact app now available for iPhone

PolitiFact app now available for iPhone

Is it possible to hold your iPhone or Android near a candidate and have it say, “Pants on Fire”?  Well maybe it is not that sophisticated yet but Politifact now has an APP for your iPhone.  Worth checking out The Truth-O-Meter is now pocket-sized. This week, we’re releasing the PolitiFact app for iPhone and other smartphones and tablets. It’s a mobile version of our Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that offers several [...]

Nancy Pelosi and MoveOn.org posts Debt chart for Obama, Bush, Others – Misleading at Best

Nancy Pelosi and MoveOn.org posts Debt chart for Obama, Bush, Others – Misleading at Best

Politifact rates Pelosi Chart – Pants on Fire! A reader recently pointed us to a post on the website of MoveOn.org, a liberal group. The post features a bar graph titled, “Who Increased the Debt?” that offers figures for the past five presidents: Ronald Reagan: Up 189 percent George H.W. Bush: Up 55 percent Bill Clinton: Up 37 percent George W. Bush: Up 115 percent Barack Obama: Up 16 percent [...]

Fact Check: Pelosi says more jobs created in Obama’s first year than eight years of Bush

Fact Check: Pelosi says more jobs created in Obama’s first year than eight years of Bush

Job creation under President George W. Bush was dismal enough that one should not need to lie about it.  Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to parade around with this talking point that Obama (Thus her Congress) created more jobs in his first year than Bush did in all eight of his years. From PolitiFact During a May 16, 2011, interview with Bloomberg television, House Minority Leader Nancy [...]